Priority health concerns

Maternal and child health

Screening needed to reduce birth defects in VN

Every 13 minutes a child is born with congenital anomalies in Vietnam, putting a burden on their families and the health sector as well as affecting the quality of the population.Screening and diagnosis of prenatal and neonatal diseases to provide timely intervention in the fetal ...

Hospitals take steps to reduce maternal, child mortality rates

Maternal and child mortality rates could be reduced in Việt Nam if hospitals actively seek solutions to prevent medically adverse events and medical errors, the Maternal and Child Health Department of the Ministry of Health has recommended.Keep reading ...

VNS Reporter

PM calls for stronger efforts to protect children

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has told the competent agencies and localities to intensify their efforts to protect children from violence and abuse. []In addition, some 2,000 children die of drowning and 2,000 others are killed in traffic accidents each year.Keep reading ...

Saigon Times Reporter

VN among countries with largest reduction in early initation of breastfeeding

Vietnam is among the countries with largest reduction in prevalence of early initation of breastfeeding between 2005 and 2013. The rate of early initiation of breastfeeding in Viet Nam decreased from 44 per cent in 2006 to 27 per cent in 2013. Keep reading ...

Mai Lan

Installment payment vaccine packages launched

High-quality vaccines are available to people on low income with a zero percent interest rate on installment payments. The programme is the first of its kind  in Việt Nam.Keep reading ...

VNS Reporter

Drug addiction driving kids to commit crimes

Drug addiction among young people has remained high and is the main cause of crimes among them, with half of young addicts having committed crimes, according to the Ministry of Labour, Invalid and Social Affairs.Keep reading ...

VNS Reporter

Child obesity spikes while malnutrition persists

When it comes to food policy, Vietnam faces a double health burden: The country has seen a rising number of children with obesity in urban areas, while the number of malnourished children remains high.Keep reading ...

VietnamNet Reporter

Revised Vietnam Law Sheds Light on Sex Abuse of Boys

Both boys and girls can fall victim to sexual abuse.[]But that has changed with the revisions to the Penal Code that took effect on January 1, now offering male and female victims the same protection.Keep reading ...

Ha Nguyen

New “5-in-1” vaccine to arrive in Vietnam

More than 833,000 doses of Indian-made ComBE Five vaccine will be imported to Viet Nam by mid-June, said V Tuan Cuong, head of the health ministry’s Drug Administration. Under the 2018 national expanded immunisation programme, ComBE Five vaccine, provided by GAVI, will replace Korean-made Quinvaxem as ...

VietnamNet Reporter

HCM City opens hotlines for child abuse victims, families

HCM City’s Department of Home Affairs has outlined a new policy on the prevention and handling of child abuse cases which includes new hotlines for victims and their families. The hotlines are 111, 113, 1900.54.55.59 or 1800.90.59. Victims and families can also directly contact the ...

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